Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for The Donald, conceded to Chuck Todd yesterday that, yes, her candidate is “behind.”
Appearging on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, the overworked Conway agreed with the latest polls, finding it harder to spin Trump’s tailspin into a winner. Sounding more and more like Trump, all Conway could do is complain about the system being “rigged” and Hillary having more money. Read more here: Kellyanne Conway is right. Donald Trump is losing. – The Washington Post
Bruce Shapiro, in The Nation, opines that the same-old campaign styles, which worked so well for the Clintons in the ’90’s may fail her now, leading to defeat in the general to Trump, or even an uprising from Sander’s supporters.
If Candidate Clinton wants to become President Clinton—and wants to secure the congressional support to govern—she needs to start by recognizing the central difference between 1992 and this year. In 2016, the core message among both Democratic and Republican voters is “It’s the inequality, stupid.” Deft turns to the right can’t address that central reality. Trump’s victory only escalates the stakes in the argument represented by, but not limited to, Bernie Sanders’s insurgency.
CBS Miami is reporting that Speaker Paul Ryan will step down from co-chairing the GOP Convention in July if Donald Trump asks him to do so. The statement was made to a Milwaukee paper, according to CBS Miami. Trump is expected to meet with Ryan this week.
Ryan adds that a third-party or independent run for president by conservatives upset with Donald Trump “would be a disaster for our party.”
Read more here: via Ryan: If Trump Asks, I’ll Step Down As Co-Chair — CBS Miami
In case you missed it last night, Rachel Maddow interviewed the actor who starred in the 1964 political ad “Confessions of a Republican” which was designed to warn voters back then of the dangers of electing Barry Goldwater who, among other outrages, was loose on the subject of launching nukes.
The actor’s name is Bill Bogert who says he was and still is a Republican and that the spot, a little more than 4 minutes long, reflected his views for the most part.
When asked if he thought it still mattered, Bogert told Maddow, “I think it does” reflecting that the Republicans have long not been “the Republican Party I grew up with.”
I agree with Bogert that the Republicans have candidates who, like Goldwater was, go off the rails. Right now the real concern is more Cruz than Trump because Cruz really means what he says and has hard-nosed views against anyone who is not white, not male, and not evangelical Christian. But that’s just my opinion. After viewing the video, I look forward to your views?
The difference between Trump and Cruz is that Trump is a self-made business person is has made a fortune and Cruz is a professional politician. I worry less about Trump than Cruz because of this. Cruz would go along with the crazies and turn this country into a fascist theocracy if given the chance because he is an ideologue who really believes this crazy nonsense. Trump would not go along with the crazies for the simple reason that it would not be good for business. Instead of the “stop Trump” campaign, it should be more “stop Cruz.”
2016: The Year Republicans Admitted They Want the U.S. to be a Fascist, Christian Theocracy
What gets lost in the media’s obsession with all things Donald Trump is the fact that the alternative to him is Sen. Ted Cruz, someone who I think is far more dangerous than “The Donald.” As I’ve said plenty of times before, Cruz is basically everything bad about Trump – but even more radical.
At least with Trump you get a slight glimmer of common sense when it comes to health care and Social Security. Plus Trump isn’t exactly “Mr. Religious,” even if he’s pretending to be to pander for votes. However, Ted Cruz is a religious radical who has a history of putting himself and his own ambitions before anyone else, including his own political party and the country.
This is someone who’s so unpopular that he’s done what almost nobody…
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Here is the link to the video by Time: http://www.buzzfeed.com/meganapper/prince-once-wrote-a-donald-trump-song-and-it-is-spectacular?utm_term=.jqjNXmqVWv&sub=4225674_8502104
BLOGGIN' BAD w/ Gunny G! ~ HEY! NO MORE PC, REMEMBER? ~AMERICA CANNOT BE GREAT AGAIN UNTIL THE STAIN, STIGMA, STENCH AND SHAME OF "THE PRINCE OF FOOLS" IS OFFICIALLY AND FINALLY UNDENIED, AINOs (AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY) RECOGNIZED, AND THE SWAMP FLUSHED! -POTUS TRUMP!.....-IF WE CAN KEEP HIM?
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Prince Once Wrote A Donald Trump Song And It Is Spectacular
BuzzFeed ^ | April 22, 2016 | Megan Apper
Posted on 4/22/2016, 2:48:04 PM by monkapotamus
Outside of his own hits, the late Prince was famous for having writing, instrumental, or production credits on other artists’ albums.
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“There has to be some form of punishment,” Trump said.
“For the woman?” Matthews asked.
“Yeah,” Trump responded, adding later that the punishment would “have to be determined.”
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday said that if abortion were illegal in the United States, then women who have the procedure should be punished.
Last night’s debate on FOX was touted by the media to be The Trump Show and, as a result, FOX had a record 24 million viewers. Their high ratings aside, however, on Trump’s back, it seems that FOX had plans to try to do in Trump and end his candidacy for President of the United States.
The very first question was aimed at Trump who refuses to take a pledge to support whoever gets the GOP nomination, without question. Trump, rightly so, said he couldn’t swear a pledge to someone not yet decided and would only swear, at this point, “if I am the nominee.”
Trump, on the spot, admittedly not a professional politician and debater, responded honestly, but the trap was set against him from there.
It got worse later during a question from Megan Kelly referring to his old, forgotten, dust-up with Rosie O’Donnelll. But Kelly, snidely, twisted the question to leave low-information viewers with the impression that Trump’s invective was aimed at all women, not just O’Donnell who, by the way, started the squabble years ago.
Trump, on the spot again, responded in Trump style, “only Rosie O’Donnell.”
But the fix against him was in, perhaps part of “the secret plan” to deal with Trump, according to FOX anchors earlier in the day.
Deal with Trump? How about try to get him, unfairly, out of the race? The real hit against Trump came after the debate with pollster and would-be influencer of public opinion Frank Luntz who said that Trump’s candidacy was done.
Trump responded to Luntz in a Tweet telling him not “to come to my office looking for business again.”
Is Trump finished, as Luntz says?
I don’t think so. Maybe for low-information voters who get their voting instructions from pollsters like Luntz and Barbie-Doll anchors like Kelly. But otherwise, the rest of us know what’s going on here.
Trump scares the heck out of these big-money outfits who have been buying our elections for years now, and that includes FOX News! Trump is his own person who doesn’t need their money or help and he is an American who loves America, our people, and he wants to see this great country on its feet again. And Trump is the one who can do it because he obviously knows about the economy and how to make money.
FOX got its ratings last night on the back of Donald Trump but, once that happened, FOX wants him out just as much as the libs want to see him gone.
I trust that “the Donald” will hang in there and not let these petty individuals waylay him.
In a brief ceremony from Las Vegas, Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president this afternoon. Finishing the announcement with “go out and get ’em,” Trump put his support Romney, who he believes will get the nod as the GOP candidate.
Up until last evening, Trump was expected to throw his support behind Newt Gingrich but apparently had a change of heart.
Is is possible that Trump is looking for the VP spot on the GOP ticket?
- Trump: Getting to know Romney led to endorsement (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Now Donald Trump might endorse Mitt Romney (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Trump: Getting to know Romney led to endorsement – San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com)
- Trump: Getting to know Romney led to endorsement (mysanantonio.com)
- Donald Trump intends to endorse Mitt Romney (thegrio.com)
- Donald Trump To Endorse Mitt Romney For President (inquisitr.com)
- Before Endorsement, Trump Trashed Romney: ‘He’s Going To Lose,’ ‘He’d Get Rid Of Jobs’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Trump To Endorse Romney (alan.com)
- Just Exactly Who is Donald Trump Going to Endorse? (usnews.com)
- AP sources: Trump intends to endorse Romney (seattletimes.nwsource.com)